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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Vendors:   Sun
Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019308
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019308
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0657   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 6 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JRE 5.0 Update 13 and prior, JRE 6 Update 1 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can access files and execute applications residing on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted application or applet that, when loaded by the target user, will be able to gain elevated privileges on the target user's system. The application or applet can read and write local files and execute local applications with the privileges of the target user running the untrusted application or applet.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet or application that, when loaded by the target user, will access files and execute applications residing on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 or later

The following patches for Solaris are available:

For Java SE 6:

* Java SE 6 update 2 (as patch 125136-02 or later)
* Java SE 6 update 2 (as patch 125137-02 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86 update 2 (as patch 125138-02 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86 update 2 (as patch 125139-02 or later (64bit))

For J2SE 5.0:

* J2SE 5.0 update 14 (as patch 118666-15 or later)
* J2SE 5.0 update 14 (as patch 118667-15 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86 update 14 (as patch 118668-15 or later)
* J2SE 5.0_x86 update 14 (as patch 118669-15 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 6 is available for download at the following link:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

JRE 6 updates are available through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 is available for download at the following link:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-231261-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-231261-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Mar 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Apr 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
Apr 16 2008 (BEA Issues Fix for JRockit) Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges
BEA has issued a fix for JRockit.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Runtime Environment Lets Remote Applets and Applications Gain Elevated Privileges   (security-announce@lists.vmware.com)
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 5 Feb 2008 23:01:14 -0500
Subject:  JRE


Two Vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment May Independently Allow an Untrusted Application or Applet to Elevate Privileges

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-231261-1
 
 


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